Swabian Village Museum of Petre演i

The museum

sample imageThe "Swabian Village Museum of Petre演i" presents the ethnographical remains of German people settled in Hungary in the 17-18th century. This Swabian population in the past constituted a considerable number of the inhabitants of Satu-Mare county (today Romania). The museum itself is unique as an institution which preserves and popularizes the Swabian culture in northwest Romania. The foundation of the museum was necessary because of the continuous destruction of the Swabian ethnographic remains. The plan to establish this exhibition is attributed to mayoress M嫫ia Nagy, who - together with a small company - in 1990 created a collection of Swabian ethnographic items. With the support of the "Museum of Satu-Mare County", in 1993 they succeeded to launch the Swabian museum.The building in which the exhibition is set up is preserved in its original appearance. sample imageIn terms of architectural style and structure the house has a typical Swabian aspect. The frontage (which is called in this region "gibli") preserved the year of construction which is 1881. The building belonged to wealthy farmer family. The stables - according to the traditions of the region - can be found in the extension of the house. Among the farm-buildings the most remarkable is the barn covered with reed.

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Opening hours: The exhibitions can be visited exclusively on the basis of an agreement with the staff.

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